I watched countless relative open gifts over Christmas. Not one of them received a Kindle, or any other dedicated ebook reading device. Furthermore, I don’t know of any family member who has bought an ebook reading device over not only the past year, but the past several years.
Last week, we published information on how ebook sales continue to dive. This is good news for our kids…who spend far too much time on electronics. Mason (age 13) received seven print books for Christmas. Two of them are on acting for kids. He loved being in the Christmas musical so much that he’s auditioning for a local production of Annie in two weeks. Last night, he watched the movie for the first time. He became very annoyed when he realized I knew all of the songs by heart from the years I was in choir when a teenager. Ha ha ha.
In other news, I’m sick. It’s not the flu because there’s no fever. Just your standard head cold. And, almost everyone else in the family is sick, too, including our grandbabies (in fact, one of them started it). We’re dropping like flies. I was doing better earlier in the week. But, we had family in town, and numerous get-togethers and dinners planned, and I spent more time running all over than resting. And, now I’m paying the price.
The worst part about me being sick is I get very cranky. I can’t seem to help it. Being uncomfortable, whether it’s from a sore throat or simply stubbing my toe, just makes me so darned mad! And, I don’t like to be cranky so that makes me even more mad! So, I’m trying to keep my mouth shut, and muscle through it without whining too loudly. I am very happy to back on board No Tan Lines, and sleeping in my own bed.
I’ll close today with a reminder that the Winter 24-Hour Short Story Contest is only 8 DAYS AWAY!
See the link below for all past topics and winning stories. Only 500 participants are allowed per contest so don’t delay if you wanna play!
COME JOIN US RIGHT HERE ON SATURDAY, 1/11/20! It’s a blast! 🙂
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- 24-Hour Short Story Contest Rules
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- Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
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- Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Summer, 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
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Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com
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